I am developing a hosted blog service and am intending to use wordpress with it's multisite/network feature. I have been using a subdirectory install.
I have developed an independent (outside of wordpress) set of pages to promote and explain the services I offer. Those pages have their own back-end programming. These are the pages I want to been seen when someone comes to the main URL. eg mycompany.com
However, Wordpress needs to be installed in the root directory for the WordPress MU Domain Mapping plugin to work. The plugin seems to be required if I want to give users their own domains.
The issue is that wordpress requires the root directory to be a blog and also uses the index.php for (seemingly) all it's pages and all the blogs of the network.
I really don't need this root directory blog and prefer my own suite of pages to come up in a visitor's browser.
At this point, I need to be able to do the domain mapping with wordpress in a directory of it own; or modify wordpress to redirect to my set of pages when the index page is the actual intended destination; Or a new third solution I haven't thought of yet.
I did have a php header redirect set up in the index.php but when I added the domain mapping plugin to wordpress, my code seem to cripple the wordpress functioning.
Any ideas on what I should try or do differently?